|While acrylics and oils are virtually indistinguishable when dry, |
watercolors are distinctly different.
|Winslow Homer is considered the "dean" of American watercolor artists as seen in his The Blue Boat from 1892. His personality also corresponded to that of the stereotypical watercolor artist.|
|The Madonna and Child, 1283-84,|
Duccio, egg tempera.
|The Flemish painter, Jan van Eyck, was one of the first Europeans to master oil |
painting as seen in what may be a self-portrait from around 1433.
|Willem de Kooning, 1982|
|Willem de Kooning was one of the first American painters to use acrylic |
paints extensively as here is his Metaphor #1 from the early 1950s.